The Air Division represents members at some of the nation’s largest airlines, including American, Southwest, and Envoy, in addition to members at several U.S. military and service bases, including Fort Lee, Fort Gordon, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center. We are proud to have bargained industry-leading contracts for working people across nearly every class and craft in the aviation industry, from flight attendants, to mechanics and related, stores, ramp agents, flight training crew instructors, and dispatchers. Our service contract locals are growing rapidly, adding members in dozens of fields on military installations all over the U.S.
For individual contract information, please visit the local website or contact your local.
In addition to traditional contract campaigns, the Air Division participated in the International Campaign Unit’s inaugural campaign effort, the ‘Today We Unite’ campaign for justice at American Airlines. Click the button below to visit that campaign’s page.
The newest members of the TWU family are a result of a drive the TWU Organizing Department launched during the summer of 2018: a campaign to organize 300 Spirit Airlines customer service agents, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Click the button below to visit that campaign’s page.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
Published 19 Jul, 2011 A new body representing workers in oneworld alliance airlines made its first move by offering a constructive partnership between trade unions and management on problem-solving and negotiation. The One World of Labour Council – which was formed in April by unions affiliated to the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) including the […]
Published 30 Nov, 2011 Today, TWU International President James C. Little sent letters to Congress regarding American Airlines filing for bankruptcy on Nov. 29. The letters are to make certain we open the dialogue about what is to come and to potentially avoid the devastating affects this will have for TWU members. You can read […]
AA Ground Workers & Mechanics to Stage Nationwide Protest Published 27 Feb, 2012 Members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) employed at American Airlines and American Eagle, joined by flight attendants (members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants/APFA), retirees, family members and labor supporters will hold demonstrations at airports across the country this Wed., […]
Published 17 Apr, 2012 Stand in solidarity with the Transport Workers Union for the 1st day of American Airlines bankruptcy trial against labor. Monday, April 23 9AM-11AM GATHER IN BATTERY PARK (NE CORNER AT BROADWAY & STATE ST) MARCH TO BOWLING GREEN PARK (ACROSS FROM US BANKRUPTCY COURT) Download the leaflet here …Return
Published 28 Sep, 2012 Over the past few days representatives of the Teamsters have been in the press saying that they can protect Tulsa workers against the threat of foreign maintenance and outsourcing of heavy overhaul. With all of these promises you would think that the IBT could point to an agreement in which it actually protected more work […]
Published 11 Sep, 2013 On Sept. 11, 2001, Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania as the crew members and passengers prevented an attack on our nation’s capitol. Twelve years later on the eve of that day, TWU members, some accompanied by their children, joined over 30 flight attendants from seven different carriers to request that members […]
Published 03 Dec, 2013 </div> <div>Citrus Connection is a small privately owned bus company that services commuter routes in Central Florida. For years, bosses at the company did whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted: Employees were terminated at will, put on suspension and not contacted for months, and had no avenue to come back to […]
Published 03 Apr, 2014 </div> <div>Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, took her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our union’s famous motorcoach—known as the “TWU bus.”</div> <div>Endorsed by <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”http://www.twu.org/Legislative/StateConferences.aspx” […]